Should a mother text her children, "This house better be spotless before I get home from work! If it's not, everybody getting a whooping!!"?
Is that considered child abuse, or bad parenting at the least?
- GEEGEELv 76 months ago
Would you really "whoop" them? Seems kind of extreme, even if it's an exaggeration. Sending a text with expectations for chores being done (perhaps listing specifics) is fine but the whopping part seems over the top.
- 6 months ago
if my mum sent my that i would go full kevin mcallister and make sure she never even gets near the house
- Anonymous6 months ago
She's telling them what she expects and the consequences. No problem.
- edwardLv 76 months ago
If the house is clean...look at it this way, she put the fear of god in them, they won’t make a mess and she doesn’t hit them. It’s action and consequence. Each action has an equal and opposite reaction, that’s life
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- 6 months ago
No It's not abusive at all because it's important for children to have chores, after all it keeps them from becoming lazy when they get older. However I wouldn't threaten to spank them though if the house isn't spotless, instead I'd tell them to either do them after dinner or suggest that they listen to some music while they do their chores.
- linkus86Lv 76 months ago
Bad parenting would be to punish a child without warning them of the consequence of their actions or failing to meet the parent's expectations. And in the US it is legal to spank your children, thus not abusive if the punishment was carried out.
- Beverly SLv 76 months ago
Not child abuse unless she physically does something. I don't consider it bad parenting personally.
- BobLv 46 months ago
No of course she shouldn't! That's completely ridiculous and she should be ashamed of herself. Honestly, if my mother used such poor grammar, I would throw my hands up in despair and get a new one.
- heleneLv 76 months ago
It's not bad parenting or abuse.
Let me try to make this simple. MOM still has to go to work every day. If her kids are (a) old enough to have cell phones (b) old enough to be at home instead of in daycare, they are OLD ENOUGH to clean the house to make life easier for Mom. Who has to go to work every day.
- jimanddottaylorLv 76 months ago
As a child receiving it, I would consider it to be humorous encouragement. Guess it depends on how often the mother has beat the kids in the past